[ntp:questions] Re: NTP for dummies

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Mon Oct 3 02:18:57 UTC 2005

Ephraim F.Moya wrote:
> You seem to be describing linux only. ?? Is the same true for WinXP?
> If not, what is true for WinXP?
> ntp seemed a good solution since I thought I could forget about
> calibrating it once I install it.
> It seems that ntp may not be what I want. Can somebody recommend a
> program for WinXP that will consult a time server once an hour (or so)
> and set my hardware clock. I'd like it to be as independant as
> possible since I envision it running in the background with no
> attention from me.
> FWIW the hardware clock on my computer drifts about 1.5 seconds per
> day. I can set it by hand but I'm not fast enough to get within a
> second and I don't want to mess with it normally.

ntp is exactly what you need. You set it up and it does a better job of 
keeping time than anything else you could find. Consulting once an hour 
isn't such a good idea if your system is drifting that much.


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